Santo J. Maiore, 90, of Scranton and formerly of Bridgeport, Conn., died Monday at home after an illness. He and his beloved wife, Mary Perrotti Maiore, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in October.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Antonio and Josephine Genovese Maiore, he was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Scranton. Educated in the Scranton school system, he was a decorated Army
veteran of World War II
and served in the African, Middle East and European theaters of combat. Before his retirement, he was employed by the Rexham Corp., Connecticut, for more than 40 years.
Always a true gentleman and family man, Santo was a hardworking man of character who was loved by many and will be missed.
Also surviving are a son, Antonio Nazarino Maiore, Scranton; a sister, Mary Berardi, Moscow; nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Augustina Palarino; and a brother, Nino Maiore.
The family has much gratitude for Hospice of the Sacred Heart, which helped care for him and made his last days peaceful.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation was conducted at Maple Hill with interment at the convenience of the family at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Oram Street, Scranton, by the Rev. Martin Boylan, pastor.
The family will greet friends at the chapel from 10 a.m. until the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donahue Funeral Home, 303 S. Main Ave., Scranton, PA 18504.